World Rugby rejects global tournament concept in UK

England hosted the 2015 World Cup

England hosted the 2015 World Cup

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World Rugby has rejected the thought proposed by former Rugby Soccer Union chief govt Francis Baron to play a worldwide event in England subsequent 12 months following the monetary disaster created by the pandemic coronavirus.

Rowe’s suggestion got here after the union members are anticipating big losses if no extra worldwide video games occur for the rest of the 12 months after 4 Six Nations event have been postponed whereas the July sequence have been cancelled.

World Rugby had already launched an £80m aid fund final month to assist unions navigate the pandemic.

“World Rugby doesn’t intend to pursue such a proposal.

“All stakeholders proceed to progress productive discussions concerning the quick world Covid-19 monetary aid technique and worldwide rugby calendar optimisation, each of which can additional the success of Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.”

Staging the competitors in summer season subsequent 12 months would imply British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa would see a postponement however Baron feels the worldwide event will herald an enormous income as seen through the 2015 World Cup that was staged within the UK and Eire.

“The RFU ought to take a management place and suggest to different main unions and World Rugby particular one-off event be held within the UK and Eire in June and July subsequent 12 months,” Baron instructed Telegraph Sport.

“Its key promoting level is that each one the cash raised could be for protecting the sport of rugby alive world wide.

“The 2015 World Cup in England generated internet income for the sport of round £400million. I consider this proposed particular occasion might generate a internet revenue for distribution to unions of £200-250m. This is able to be along with the £80m World Rugby assist funding package deal already in place for the worldwide recreation.”

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